Jose Mourinho has ‘no idea’ if Red Devils will add to squad before return of the Premier League

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Jose Mourinho has ‘no idea’ if Red Devils will add to squad before return of the Premier League


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So far, United have spent £75m on Brazil international Fred, Portugal Under-21 starlet Diogo Dalot and Stoke City shot-stopper Lee Grant

Jose Mourinho has admitted he has no idea if Manchester United are going to sign any new players this summer.

So far, the Red Devils have spent £75million on Brazil international Fred, Portugal Under-21 starlet Diogo Dalot and Stoke City shot-stopper Lee Grant.

Mourinho has ‘no idea’ if Manchester United will be doing more business in this transfer window

Mourinho has ‘no idea’ if Manchester United will be doing more business in this transfer window

However, with United’s pre-season well underway without several key players, the former Chelsea manager was relatively in the dark about any new arrivals.

“I’ve no idea,’ Mourinho said at United’s training base in LA. ‘I’m not going to lie to you.

“I’m not going to say somebody is coming or nobody is coming. We did Lee Grant because we have a fantastic young goalkeeper (Joel Pereira) who needs to play football.

“Joel is a Manchester United goalkeeper but, two years without football, he has to play. And to protect that position we got Lee with experience in Championship and Stoke City in the Premier League, so he is ready to fulfil that position.

The United boss talks with his threadbare squad in LA

The United boss talks with his threadbare squad in LA

“Joel is here with us. It’s good for him to play but then he will go on loan.”

The transfer window began strongly for the club, snapping up Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred for around £52 million.

However, business has slowed somewhat, with just the two new players coming in.


But the Portuguese boss remained defiant despite the slow business, suggesting he is happy with the players he has brought in so far.

He added: “Fred we did quite a long time ago. We started the process. We lost Michael Carrick and I think Fred is the kind of player we need to complement the qualities of our midfield players.

“Dalot is injured, a small injury, a small surgery. We didn’t want to lose him because of that, and he’s recovering really well. We think he can start training back in England, not ready for start of the season.”





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